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In addition, Roosevelt had thus far followed a Good Neighbor policy with the countries of  Latin America. Whereas Teddy Roosevelt had created an interventionist state with his  corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, FDR formally accepted nonintervention in 1933.  Roosevelt realized that with dictatorships looming in Europe and the Far East, a Good  Neighbor policy might be useful in the West to create a hemisphere-wide defense  against looming aggressors. The Good Neighbor policy, which FDR strictly followed in  his dealings with Cuba, Haiti, Panama, and the rest of Latin America, was cemented by  the trade policy of Secretary of State Cordell Hull. Congress passed the Reciprocal  Trade Agreements Act in 1934, which tried to increase export trade and decrease tariffs  into the United States. Secretary Hull negotiated twenty-one trade agreements by 1939,  and foreign trade with Latin America consequently increased appreciably. It was into this era of friendly policies and decreased aggression that the governments 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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